Weak turbulence of gravity waves

Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States
JETP Letters (Impact Factor: 1.36). 08/2003; 77(10). DOI: 10.1134/1.1595693
Source: arXiv


For the first time weak turbulent theory was demonstrated for the surface gravity waves. Direct numerical simulation of the dynamical equations shows Kolmogorov turbulent spectra as predicted by analytical analysis from kinetic equation.

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